During episode 9 of the Nerdvana Live podcast, it was mentioned that Randy Varnell is a senior producer and he is responsible for the narrative direction. Randy Pitchford and Randy Varnell talk a bit about the job and what it takes to become a writer for Gearbox Software. If you checked out episode 10 of the Nerdvana Live Podcast one of the writers of Gearbox Software mentions that Varnell is a great person to have on the narrative team.
Original : 09/19/2017
On the Gearbox Forums the Creative Director of Battleborn, Randy Varnell, announced that he will be playing a significant role in the highly anticipated but unannounced game from Gearbox Software (aka Borderlands 3). This statement was made in the bittersweet letter to the community where he also updated the community about the future of Battleborn. The unannounced game Randy Varnell is referring to is a nod to the statements Gearbox President, Randy Pitchford, has been making lately. At the Pax West Main Theater Show, Pitchford ensured that the studio was working on the big thing everyone wanted them to work on. He wouldn’t name the title but he was clear that he was talking about the Borderlands franchise. But if we look back at Pitchford’s other public appearances he did confirm that they are working on the next Borderlands.
While it isn’t clear which position Randy Varnell will be taking in this project, he was a Design Producer on Borderlands 2 and worked on the challenges in that game before he moved up as Creative Director on Battleborn.